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ERIC Number: EJ893288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1357-3322
"Studentship" and "Impression Management" in an Advanced Soccer Coach Education Award
Chesterfield, Gavin; Potrac, Paul; Jones, Robyn
Sport, Education and Society, v15 n3 p299-314 Aug 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate how coaches perceived and responded to the content knowledge and assessment processes that they were exposed to during an advanced level soccer coaching award programme. In-depth interviews were conducted with six coaches who had successfully completed the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) "A" Licence in the UK. Using the concepts of the "dialectic of socialisation", "studentship" and Goffman's (1959) work on "the presentation of the self" as analytical pegs, the discussion highlights how the coaches were far from "empty vessels" waiting to be filled. Rather, the findings reveal the active role that the respondent coaches played in terms of accepting, rejecting and resisting the knowledge, beliefs and methods espoused by the coach educators. Finally, perceiving of coach learning as a negotiated and contested activity is discussed in terms of its implications for existing and future coach education provision.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom